Update 22/3

Where we keep our community of MAKErs informed


#1 MAKE helps teenagers develop their emotional intelligence by empowering their creativity for improved work, life and social outcomes.

What do we mean by emotional intelligence?

According to the psychologists Mayer and Salovey emotional intelligence is "the ability to monitor one's own […] emotions, to discriminate between different emotions and label them appropriately, and to use emotional information to guide thinking and behavior"

Therefore, at MAKE we are using a 3 step methodology:

1.- Recognise the emotion

2.- Label the emotion

3.- Express the emotion

#2 🎉This coming week we will be working on the design of the product, hopefully very soon we can share it with you for beta testing.

#3 ✨We are running another workshop this coming Friday at the National Citizen Service, a non-for-profit organisation helping teenagers aged 15-17 to discover who they are and what they can do. Our objective is to guide our users through our 3-step methodology. Will share our findings on our next newsletter.

Wish us good vibes!


#1 Today we ran a design thinking workshop at the Royal Free Hospital School with 16-year-olds who have missed school through illness, mainly emotional. The task was, through the design thinking methodology, to design a devise that will help them recognise and label an emotion.

Ideation phase:



At the end of the session, the students shared that the worst part of the workshop was that it was over; and that they enjoyed so much the design process and loved to learn how to do it.

#2 The surveys are still on 🔴 - https://melisal.typeform.com/to/NNt7Yg

💥with 175 responses already!! Here are some of the results…

  • 62% are females

  • 87% stated that they couldn’t find the words to express themselves

  • Most of the time they cry, bottle up their emotions or self harm

#3 📈Traction - already 147 emails and the list is growing

🧠tidbits (or how to avoid talking about the weather or Brexit at dinner parties)

👁️The Visual Diet- look at more of the stuff that makes you feel good. We are on the right track since “The positive impact of art is widely regarded: with some doctors now prescribing visits to art galleries and museums, art therapy and apps like Moodrise, using visuals to make you feel better.” (4 min read)

👨‍🎨GauGAN- doodling app called GauGAN, named after post-Impressionist artist Paul Gauguin + generative adversarial networks, or GANs. An algorithm can transform your doodles into photorealistic images. (2 min read)

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